The Biosphere Reserve of Espinhaço Mountain, in this context, represents a territory that shelters rich archaeological sites with limpets, cave paintings, quartzite caves, rupestrian corridors. More than 11,000 years ago, prehistoric groups headed to the southern portion of Espinhaço Mountain, between the municipalities of Diamantina and Buenópolis, leaving an important cultural legacy, between shelters, hunting territories and ritualistic practices, in a seasonal search for food. This mosaic of historical remains represents a significant part of the formation of the peoples of Minas Gerais, preserving elements of the indigenous societies, the African matrix populations and the colonizers who sought gold and diamonds in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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